Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables serine-type endopeptidase activity. Involved in enkephalin processing and protein autoprocessing. Acts upstream of or within nervous system development and proteolysis. Located in extracellular space. Predicted to colocalize with secretory granule. Is expressed in brain; endocrine gland; future brain; and gut. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myocardial infarction and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human PCSK2 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 2).